Special Events News – 9 June 2013

| June 7, 2013

On 14 and 15 June, South Tyneside Amateur Radio Society is operating GB2SJ from Souter Light in Whitburn, in memory of Mick, G1SUI. Visitors are welcome to the station.

Between 14 and 17 June, GB2BCN will operate at the Pelsall Canal Festival on Pelsall Common where it flanks the Wyrley and Essington Canal section of the unique Midlands network known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations. The purpose of this Festival is to celebrate 200+ years of inland waterway transport and recreation with a rally of traditional and modern replica narrowboats on this picturesque section of the UK’s central canals. Admission is free and visitor car parking is available at the end of Wood Lane, Pelsall, Walsall, WS3 5DY. Boating visitors, especially BiWota members, are also very welcome to attend.

On 26 June 1913, Barrow Wireless Association in NW England received a transmitting licence from the Post Office, the fifth English club to do so. Furness Amateur Radio Society, as a successor to that association, is celebrating this centenary with a series of events and on-air activities. Ofcom have been approached for a special callsign and this will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Amateurs in the UK and beyond are invited to work the station. Activity will be from early June for around 28 days.

Category: GB2RS Special Events